The Worthless Whisper

January 22, 2014 Stories

It was bright and sunny Sunday morning. The birds were singing, the sun was bright, the kids were excited, and we were running late. The Hubs had to be in Greenville early to assist with preparations for a guest speaker, and we hoped I’d be able to arrive with the kids in order to attend the […]

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Day 2: The Strength in Our Frailty (And the Guy at the Bank)

October 2, 2013 31 Days

Hi there! This post is the second in a 31-Day writing adventure I’m embarking on. I’d love for you to join me and read along. You can find the introduction to the series, and a “Table of Contents” as each day goes live, right here. Thanks so much for dropping in! If there is one thing […]

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#31Days, Starting… Now

September 30, 2013 31 Days
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Hi there! I’m posting the links to each day on this post to make it easy for folks to find them. Please scroll down to read the #31 days series introduction! Day 1: One Day at a Time Day 2: The Strength in Our Frailty (And the Guy at the Bank) Day 3: Blind Faith […]

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With Love for the Jerk at the Bank

September 13, 2013 Stories

It’s been a while since I gave any thought to that nice old saying, Every Person Has a Story. But a Friday afternoon incident at the bank brought it home to me again. And I thought it was a lesson worth sharing. Here’s the backstory. Today, on the six month anniversary of my Dad’s death, I […]

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Introducing the Bear’s Kindergarten Teacher

September 4, 2013 Hometastic Goodness
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I’ve mentioned before ’round these parts that I think the return to the US has made me a little granola here and there. I transitioned to (always) baking my own bread a couple times a week, cooking about 90% of our meals from scratch, and I even dabble in literally making our granola and laundry detergent […]

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When It’s Time to Bite the Bullet

January 29, 2013 Baby Photos
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Four score and about two years ago, give or take, I had a bit of an issue with the Bear’s hair. He was a beautiful goldilocks of a lad, and I just couldn’t bring myself to cut those precious curls. Eventually I had enough strangers ask, “How old is she?” that I finally gave in […]

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Sometimes I Get To Thinking

October 30, 2012 Stories

While we’ve been busy preparing for the arrival of  Baby Collie #3, (a project that I think is ALMOST complete!) my mind has occasionally wandered back to the arrival of Baby Collie #2. I remember how quickly he stole our hearts… How before we’d even left the hospital, I knew his cry from the other […]

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Long Pauses and Goodbyes

July 14, 2012 Stories

The first time I ever used the word nephew, in the context of me being the aunt, was in reference to a creature with four legs and a tail. His name was Logan, and he was a big-headed, beautiful labrador, who had a white mama and a yellow daddy, if I remember correctly. Named after the […]

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